65 pages 2 hours read

Veronica Roth


Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2013

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Chapters 21-25

Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 21 Summary: “Tris”

The next day, the Bureau announces that a drill will soon take place. Tris asks Tobias where he was during the plane ride, and he says he walked around to process everything. He’s more upset about his father’s verdict than being genetically damaged. The alarm sounds, and they follow the drill protocol. Tris sits on her cot and reads Natalie’s journal. She reads that Natalie volunteered to go to Chicago when she was 15. The Bureau places her in Dauntless, and Natalie hopes she will have a fresh start. The Divergent killer is in Erudite, so Natalie knows she will have to choose Erudite at her Choosing Ceremony. This knowledge makes Tris pause, as she knows her mom chose Abnegation at her ceremony. The alarm stops, and the drill ends.

Tris continues reading and sees Natalie addressed the next entry to David directly. Natalie tells David she has to complete her mission her way. She will join Abnegation with Andrew, and Tris realizes her parents truly loved each other.

Chapter 22 Summary: “Tris”

Tris continues reading Natalie’s journal. Natalie tells David she has the right to choose what she does with her life, accusing him of jealousy and doubting her. Tris flips to the end of the journal entries and finds her mother’s death certificate.